How to approach drawing landscape textures

12:45 AM, Thursday January 26th 2023

I just finished lesson 3. During my 50% rule drawing time, I've been interested in drawing landscapes. I've struggled with how to approach drawing large areas that are full of texture. Lesson 2 made sense in terms of how to approach applying texture to an object: focus on the textural forms that surround the silhouette of the object, then fade that texture towards the center to 'imply' the texture. But i've struggled with making the jump to applying texture to something like a marshland full of tall cordgrass, or an entire oak tree.

Can anyone provide some information or direct me to a video showing how to approach something like this?


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4:18 PM, Thursday January 26th 2023

I have the same problem, that's why I'm not even considering doing backgrounds just yet, but I have gathered some information trying to understand how it works, because now we are dealing with a much broader subject. I think the confusion comes when we don't ask important questions first, like: What's the style I want? drawing or painting, what is your purpose for it? and narrow down to a specific and clear idea, from here you can move towards answering the questions, example: I want to draw a simple garden, focusing on a beautiful tree with a rounder shape and maybe a man's silhouette under it. Because in my head, when you think about background you will have to consider design, composition and all of that.

I like this video

I like this channel too

I also like to follow along tutorials like this one and then I try to reproduce and recall the process, the choices, the shapes etc

Hope it helps :)

12:13 AM, Saturday January 28th 2023

These videos were very helpful. Letting the focus of the drawing dictate the detail of the texture makes so much sense! Very liberating.

6:21 PM, Saturday January 28th 2023

I'm glad to know that :)

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